Making an alternative choice is hard because we are neurologically wired to favor the default solution, even if it brings suboptimal results.
As the complexity of a decision increases, so does our tendency to stick with the answer we know.
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You need to have absolute clarity over 3 fundamental facts:
A very simple, but crucial principle: if you don’t know where you are, you can never reach the place where you want to be.
Ikigai (usually translated as 'life’s purpose') is a Japanese concept that provides a visual framework to reach clarity and identify long-term goals.
It encompasses 4 dimensions of life: what you love, what you are good at, what you can be paid for and what the world needs.
Useful for identifying the most optimal ways to spend your time.
The pie chart represents the total amount of time available within a chosen period of time. The time is limited and because it reinforces the idea of scarcity, you are forced to prioritize.
It's a visual tool for time management and evaluating tasks, to decide whether they should be carried out, delegated or dropped.
It divides tasks into 4 quadrants: Urgent and important, Not urgent and important, Urgent and not important, Not urgent and not important.
Creative people have a different schedule than managers.
Managers work on a time-based scheduled calendar, but makers or creators cannot be bothered with time. They go deep in their work, forgetting any schedule.
Take ownership and reclaim your time, choosing where you can best spend your time and energy.
You can analyze your last month's calendar and flag or grade your work and in which quadrant you have been working. This will help you plan in a more informed way to use the finite resources of time and energy.